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Old 12-19-2017, 11:01 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Subaru has been slacking on final inspections for three decades

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In October, Subaru revealed that uncertified technicians took part in final inspections at domestic plants for over 30 years. It also said some staff had cheated on tests to certify as technicians for the final inspections.
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Old 12-19-2017, 11:24 AM   #2 (permalink)
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Plenty of uncertified people do plenty of things. Do Subarus get more warranty claims than other cars?

Like most everything, I'm sure on the job training is more valuable than a paper saying you are certified to do something.
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Old 12-19-2017, 02:27 PM   #3 (permalink)
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Plenty of uncertified people do plenty of things.
I imagine that Takata Airbag Corporation would have agreed with you.
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Nissan was recently slammed for exactly the same thing.

They had to recall 1.2M cars and issue "stop sales" on some models.

https://www.japantimes.co.jp/news/20...ty-inspection/

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Old 12-19-2017, 06:56 PM   #5 (permalink)
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Huh. One-point-two million cars seems huge, but that says it will cost them 25 billion, and Google says that is only $221,500 US Dollars.

Only says the man eating Ramen.
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I imagine that Takata Airbag Corporation would have agreed with you.
I'll bet the Takata airbags were inspected by certified employees. Certification does not guarantee safety. The problem with Takata airbags wasn't due to their condition at the time of manufacture, but instead their condition years later after absorbing moisture.

Often times a certification is a guarantee that something costs more, and little else.
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Old 12-20-2017, 10:37 PM   #7 (permalink)
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Subarus might be a PITA to replace spark plugs, and definitely lack ground clearance to overcome harsh road conditions here in Brazil, but I can't complain about their quality.

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